Most 3D printing uses plastics and polymers, but the manufacturing revolution will be made of metal.
3D Printer Stocks and Investing
Several companies which make 3D printers and 3D modeling software are publicly traded companies. The beauty of investing in 3D printer stocks now is that most of the world has yet to know what 3D printing is, let alone understand the future of this world-changing technology.
3D printer leaders like 3D Systems Technology (DDD) and Stratasys. Inc. (SSYS) are trade on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq, respectively. Two new smaller companies just recently went public: Arcam AB (AMAVF) and ExOne (XONE). Organovo (ONVO) is a pioneer in the 3D bioprinter area.
Some 3D modeling software (CAD) companies that allows the creation of the digital files that serve as input for the 3D printers, are also public. For example, the biggest player is AutoDesk (ADSK); another player, the creator of the massively popular Solidworks software, is a product of a public company in France named Dassault Systèmes, that you can buy on the Nasdaq (DASTY).
This 3D printer stocks archive page will keep you abreast of the latest happenings in 3D printing investment opportunities.
3D Systems announced a more robust full-color 3D printer series called ProJet x60.
Mcor released new software for the paper-based IRIS that applies color to a range of 3D file types.
Mark Scoble interviews Techshop CEO Mark Hatch, in an 66-minute tour of TechShop S.F., where he learns about the facility and meets some TechShop entrepreneurs along the way.
The new Objet30 OrthoDesk 3D printer is designed especially for smaller orthodontic labs and clinics, making digital orthodontics now accessible for facilities of all sizes.
Model rockets are great fun, but they don’t quite live up to what they’re emulating since they remain in the atmosphere. Now there’s a call to change that.
A few companies have flexible 3D printed materials, but up until now they’ve been just barely non-rigid. Now Materialise has a truly flexible material.
3D printing is perfect for Potomac Meso's application because it's inexpensive for their custom, low-volume products.
We don't typically run a company's promotional video here, but Stratasys always does such a great job on them and this one in particular is very good.
Watch this stunning video of models showcasing several 3D printed fashion designs. Filmed by n9 productions, it's of extraordinary production value.
Stratasys and Materialise unveiled their 3D printed fashion collaborations as part of Iris van Herpen’s Haute Couture show, ‘VOLTAGE’ in Paris Fashion Week.
The century-old motor company Daimler AG is making large 3D printing moves that will surely challenge other automobile manufacturers to get their gears turning a little faster.
Objet 3D printers are helping the Legacy Effects studio to design characters, creatures, suits, props, collectibles and animatronics more productively.
The biggest freaking wrench ever 3D printed has just come out of an Objet1000 3D printer. I should say big, what I should say is enormous!
What makes Skyfall's DB5 different is, you guessed it, it was 3D printed. Though I should say they were printed, as there were three in total.